Cognex Launches Fixed-Mount Barcode Readers

Cognex Corporation has introduced the DataMan 280 series fixed-mount barcode readers. The DataMan 280 is engineered to solve a broad range of ID applications, including tough 1D, 2D, and Direct Part Mark (DPM) code applications in manufacturing and logistics.

“Cognex specializes in decoding the most difficult to read barcodes at the highest speed and accuracy,” said Carl Gerst, Cognex’s Executive Vice President of Products and Platforms. “Optimized with our latest patented decoding algorithms, the DataMan 280 combines advanced technology from Cognex’s premium ID platforms into a compact and cost-effective housing.” 

The DataMan 280 features a high-resolution sensor combined with a dynamic image formation system to improve code handling and coverage. This technology, along with connectivity options for today’s Industry 4.0 manufacturing needs, allows users to read complex barcodes reliably while improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and throughput.

DataMan 280 is ideal for reading codes on automotive and medical device parts, bottles and packages, pallets, and for presentation scanning. Combined with Cognex Edge Intelligence (EI), it provides advanced Industry 4.0 features like easy web browser connectivity, device management, and performance monitoring. The modular hardware and software can be configured to solve any application and futureproof your investment.

Machine vision tools and barcode reading systems produce a lot of insight-rich data across manufacturing and logistics facilities. Efficient data collection and analysis from highly interconnected devices forms the backbone of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives. Edge computing supplements centralized cloud-based analytics by providing computational power right next to production lines and logistics operations to quickly collect data and extract context rich insights. The Cognex Edge Intelligence (EI) platform transforms big data into smart data and provides real-time system performance monitoring and device management to improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and throughput.

The modular hardware including field-interchangeable lights and lenses and latest software algorithms can be configured to solve any barcode reading challenge. DataMan 280 can be configured straight or in right angle for tight spaces. For applications with increased field of view and multi-side scanning at high speeds, multiple readers can be deployed together.

For more information: www.cognex.com

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